Hall Leys Park Cenotaph – Matlock, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 08.278 W 001° 33.328
30U E 596631 N 5888592
Quick Description: This very simple cenotaph stands near to the entrance of Hall Leys Park close to Matlock Bridge. It honours men of the First and Second World Wars.
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 10/29/2011 10:50:27 AM
Waymark Code: WMCZ87
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member dejf75
Views: 2

Long Description:
This cenotaph is more accessible than the official town war memorial which is on a nearby hill side.
Type of Memorial: Multi-War Memorial

Wars mentioned (Multi-war only):
World War I World War II

In Honor Of: Those Who Fell In the Two World Wars

Marker Text:
      1914 – 1918
      1939 – 1945

There is a very small plaque at the bottom of the rear of the plinth.
This Cenotaph Stone Was Unveiled       By The Donor Mr. T. W. HAWKSORTH At a Dedication Service On Sunday 20th June 1965

Date of dedication: 6/20/1965

Who Put it Here?: MR. T. W. Hawksworth

Description of Memorial:
It consists of a small stone about 2 1/2 feet wide and 4 ½ feet high. It is surrounded with a very low circular metal railing about 6 inches high. The railing contains poppies, the normal symbol of remembrance from the First World War. The park was refurbished in 2007 and this memorial moved slightly, and the ground re-paved. This new layout provides more space for the annual memorial service.

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